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Transfer of Flightplan to Majestic Q400

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Hi all, with the recent improvements in flightplan exporting capabilities, is it now possible to export flight plans to non-gps  systems such as the Majestic Q400. If so, how. Your help will be appreciated. Thank you.

Rolf

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Hi Rolf,

does Majestic use its own flight plan format? Do you have any information on that or is there any hint in the manual? 

Alex

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Alex,

i am away from my computer but will get back to you once I did some more research.

Thanks for your interest.

Rolf

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Alex, it appears that it uses its own flight format system. Universal 1E FMS. Someone (Traveler Pilot) has been working on an FPR converter that will allow flight plans to be imported into the Q400. It is still in beta I believe. I hope this is helpful.

thanks for your interest.

Regards,

Rolf

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Hi Rolf,

It is not too difficult to add an new export format once I get some documentation in my hands.

I found and tried the FPRConverter but apparently it needs a certain Q400 database file which I don't have. Can you send a few examples of these files? That would be very helpful.

Alex

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Alex, I am sorry but I am not sure what to look for and where to find it. If you can give me a hint I can see if I can dig it up.

Regards, Rolf

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Hi Rolf,

I found out that SimBrief can save these FPR files but it is not a text format which makes things more complicated. Have to see if I can squeeze this into the next release.

Alex

 

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Alex,

 

I have not used the Q400 since P3D V4 came out in May

but I have 4 database files dated 10/20/2016 and also the main nd.mdb which is

the main Microsoft Access Q400 spreadsheet which is 161MB long

do you want me to send them to you

 

 

Tony

 

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Hi Tony,

thank you for the offer, that would be very helpful. You can send a link to my e-mail (see about dialog).

Alex

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Hi Alex,

Now that the Majestic q400 is compatible with P3D v4, have you been able to provide us with a way of exporting the flight plans to the Majestic?

Thanks a lot in advance.

Rolf

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Hi Rolf,

sorry, not yet. I'll try to add this to the 1.8 (Navigraph database) update which I'm working on right now.

I have to contact Majestic since a binary format is not quite comprehensive.

Alex

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Hello Alex,

 

for your info

the Q-400 version for P3D V4 does not contain

the database files that were in P3D V3 Mjc8q400 folders!!!!!

just inform anyone to use SimBrief and put the saved FPR files

in Prepar3D v4\SimObjects\Airplanes\mjc8q400\nav\routes folder

and they will show up in the FMS of Q-400

 

 

Tony

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Thanks for the information Tony. Noted. I'll get back to you once I have something to test.

Alex

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Gentlemen,

Thank you for pursuing this.

While researching this issue I noticed that the developers of Majestic Q400 welcome interest from others to develop a way of importing Flightplans into their FMS.

I look forward to being able to do so.

Rolf

 

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